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Planner in Madison, Wisconsin,
(224) 213-2183
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  • 19 Reviews


    Olivia Yanuzzi

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  • Sammi was our day-of coordinator for our wedding on September 28th at Villa Terrace. She did a fantastic job contacting our vendors and creating our timeline – she took away a lot of our stress leading up to the wedding! Sammi is easy to work with, reliable, and very organized! The reason we give her 4 stars is because our timeline did get messed up on the day-of. We also had some things that we planned and paid for that didn’t even happen. Sammi is still relatively new to the planning industry and I know that she is going to continue growing and will be in high demand in the future. Overall we are happy with our decision to hire her!

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I appreciate you giving me this feedback and I plan on growing from this experience. I wish nothing but the best for you and Dominick!

    Kathleen Baker

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  • Hiring Sammi was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. When we started working with her about a year before our wedding, we didn't even know where to start with planning. We knew generally how we wanted the wedding to look and approximately how many people we'd have, but Sammi really helped us get organized and find vendors to make our vision happen. Most of the vendors we ended up settling on were ones she recommended, and they all turned out amazing! The couple of vendors we used that she hadn't worked with before, she seemed to communicate with seamlessly, and she left us with very little to worry about. Throughout the entire planning process she gave us her honest opinions on vendors and helped us consider details that we never would’ve thought about without her. She was also super responsive to our emails and texts about anything wedding-related! On the day of the wedding, she had all of the decorations and vendors coordinated. She prepared schedules for every vendor... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I had so much fun helping you and Robert plan your wedding! I am so glad that I was able to alleviate stress during your wedding planning process and on your wedding day! I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to be your wedding planner! It was such an incredibly fun and beautiful wedding!

    Alisha Zuege

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    5 out of 5
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  • We found Sammi off of Google, and to be honest it was fate that we found her! She was so organized, and she was able to handle tough situations for me. There was one of our vendors that was being difficult, and instead of me stressing over it she took it over and made it right. To have her knowledge and coordination behind us on our wedding day was amazing! I would recommend Sammi and Wishful Weddings to anyone who would need her. Thanks Sammi!

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    Thank you so much for kind review! I agree, it was fate! You and Paul are so nice and fun to work with! I am so glad that I was able to help alleviate stress!

    Daniele Gusland

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we started planning our wedding, everyone told us we needed to have a day-of coordinator! My husband and I are so pleased that we went with Sammi and Wishful Weddings. Sammi was completely on top of everything! It gave us such peace of mind to know that she was handling all the coordination on our wedding day. The day-of coordination package really was a great value. Sammi set-up pre-wedding meetings with us and came with us to see the venue ahead of time. She also ran the rehearsal and managed all the vendor coordination in the last couple weeks. The questions she had made us think through details we might otherwise have overlooked. It was also fun and reassuring that so many of our vendors had worked with her previously and were excited to work with her again! We kept hearing from our vendors "Your coordinator is Sammi? We love working with her!" Overall our experience with Sammi and Wishful Weddings was excellent! We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a weddin... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your kindhearted review! It makes me so happy to hear that I was able to help give you and Joe peace of mind about your wedding day coordination! I am also overjoyed to hear that many of your vendors love working with me! Thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful wedding! I absolutely loved working with you and Joe!

    Benjamin Madsen

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    5 out of 5
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  • We originally had planned to coordinate our wedding ourselves and realized very quickly we were in over our heads. After meeting with a few wedding planners, Sammi was a clear stand out and made us feel like she could make our special day come together. One of the things that we appreciated most, was her willingness to work with vendors that were gay friendly. In a market that is advertised toward straight couples, we wanted to be sure that our vision of love and family was kept at the forefront of any vendor we hired. We hired her for full service. My husband and I are not good with rejecting vendors and are both pretty bad procrastinators. Sammi was able to coordinate everything with vendors for us (as well as rejecting the ones we didn't want). She also made sure that we were making progress on things by sending friendly reminders and making time for meetings at our local coffee shop. She was available to us the entire week of our wedding and coordinated our rehearsal as well. We we... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your amazing review! You and Nik were the first full service clients that I booked and you both showed me how to be a great wedding planner! I always looked forward to our coffee shop meetings because you made wedding planning so much fun! Thank you again for the beautiful review! I am so grateful that I was able to be your wedding planner!

    Maria Estlund Bockwinkel

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are so happy we had Sammi on board to handle the million little details and logistics those last few weeks before our wedding and the day-of. She worked with all of our vendors and put together the full day-of timeline, and even made timelines specifically for the bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc. - I so appreciate that level of organization! It rained on our wedding day and we had to make some last minute changes, and Sammi took care of everything that day behind the scenes - I am so grateful that I didn't have to worry about anything and I could truly enjoy the day. Thank you, Sammi!

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    Thank you very much for your glowing review! I am so glad that I was able to help you and Austin with a lot of your wedding details, timeline, and logistics! I had a lot of fun assisting you plan your wedding!

    Leslie Fenio

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired Sammi for Day of Coordination and it was awesome. I really enjoy planning and having control so I knew that I did not want full wedding planning services, but when I initially looked for Day of Services I realized they were way overpriced. Sammi was affordable and provided so much support for the month leading up to the wedding. Sammi took care of the timeline and coordinating our vendors. Felicia worked with us for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day, and it made everything so much easier. Felicia was very hardworking and fit right in amongst my family and friends. She went with my vision and pretty much set up the decor in the tent singlehandedly. I would definitely recommend Wishful Weddings for Day of Coordination.

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    Thank you so much for this very kind and thoughtful review! Felicia and I loved working with you! We are so glad that we were able to help and support you through your wedding day!

    Marissa Silverberg

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with Sammi was great! I knew going into the wedding planning process that all the phone calls, emails, and potential rejections involved in working with vendors would be anxiety-inducing for me, so that was what led me to hiring a wedding planner. I am so glad that we went with Sammi for full service wedding planning - she really knows her stuff. I loved meeting with her and hearing the pros and cons of each vendor and how she saw what they could provide as fitting in with my vision and personality. She would also be real with me about what was worth spending money on and what wasn't. She always pointed me in the right direction and in the process, helped us be under budget. So many vendors told me how much they loved Sammi also. Getting coffee and planning with her was always reassuring and productive.

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    Thank you so much for these kind words! I am so glad that I could help you find the right vendors for you and help you stay under budget! I absolutely loved getting coffee with you as well :)

    Alexandra

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wishful Weddings was great to work with for our August wedding in Milwaukee! I was trying to plan a wedding in Milwaukee from out-of-state and Sammi and Felicia made it totally possible and way less stressful. Prior to the wedding, Sammi was always easy to get in touch with and accessible. She had very helpful insight and even helped us secure our last vendor when we needed it. On the day of the wedding, Felicia was an incredible help to me and a calming presence all the way through! My family was so grateful for Felicia, the wedding really would not have been the same without her. I would highly recommend Wishful Weddings for any Wisconsin brides!

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    Thank you so much for the amazing review Alex! It was an absolute pleasure working with you these past few months! We are so glad that we were able to make your wedding planning experience less stressful!

    Emma Olson

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    5 out of 5
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  • Sammi was hired for our August wedding as the Day of Coordinator. She is one of the most passionate people I have met when it comes to weddings! Our day had a number of challenges, but I felt Sammi handled all of the situations well. One of the other great things is that she was willing to spend time with us prior to the big day and get to know us. She also directed us to a few local vendors (caterer, flowers, etc) that helped pull everything together.

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    Thank you so much for your gracious and thoughtful review! I am so glad that I was able to help you and Emma throughout your wedding planning process and help find you great vendors! You and Emma are so much fun to work with!

    Cecilia G

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    5 out of 5
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  • Sammi and Felicia helped us with our day-of coordination, and we were so happy with how everything turned out! Sammi met with me and my partner a couple times before the wedding and was very open to our vision for things and responsive in finalizing a wedding day timeline and being in touch with our vendors. She then passed all of this information on to Felicia, who was there on the day of- from 10am-midnight. Their work allowed us and our family members to really relax and enjoy our wedding day instead of having to be on top of everything. When we were delayed in our scheduled timeline of things, Felicia communicated with everyone necessary to make sure that things could proceed smoothly, which they did! She also had a great design sense and did a wonderful job setting things up. Wishful Weddings is affordable and definitely worth the cost for all of the help we got!

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    Thank you for so much your very kind review! It was a pleasure getting to know you and Eric! You two are very fun and easy to work with! I am so glad that you and Eric were able to relax and enjoy the time with your family and friends :)

    Anna S

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    5 out of 5
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  • Sammi is Amazing!!! She helped me plan my wedding in 6 months from start to finish this past fall...really she had it all put together within 3 months and then it was on cruise control from then on. I have no idea how she made it look so easy - the thought of trying to narrow down the list of vendors and then set up interviews and then choose from them was so intimidating to me, I didn't even know where to start but with Sammi in my corner it was a breeze! She has great connections - this is not one vendor that she recommended to me that wasn't excellent. She would narrow down the list of vendors that I needed to 1-3 of each type and then went to the meetings with me. She really got to know me and caught the vision for my wedding early on so all of her suggestions were spot on. She (and Felicia) made my wedding day flawless and I didn't have a single worry about the day. I never felt like of the "hiccups" of the day were that big of a deal, because I knew Sammi would be able to make... Read more

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    Thank you so much Anna for this amazing review! I cannot thank you enough! It was so much fun helping you plan your wedding and I loved getting to know you through our life talks at the end of our meetings! I am so happy that I was able to find you your perfect vendors :)

    Laura Frank

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    5 out of 5
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  • Samantha at Wishful Weddings was our day of coordinator and helped us through the most intense part of our wedding! Her knowledge of who to contact, what to ask them, and when to do it, took so much pressure of our plates so we could enjoy our day. She is skilled in communicating, knowledgeable of the wedding industry in Wisconsin, and patient with helping us tie up loose ends. We lived out of state, were the first wedding in a new venue, and outsourced every single thing for our big day so there were a lot of moving parts. Samantha handled it with grace and ease, and gave us reassurance that everything would run smoothly- which it did! She wants your day to be exactly what you picture, and you'll get that with Wishful Weddings!

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    Thank you Laura for your sweet and caring review! I am happy that I was able to take a lot of pressure off of your plate and make your wedding logistics easier! I had so much fun being your wedding planner!

    Johanna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Samantha was our day-of coordinator and did a wonderful job. Her services were easily the best money that I spent on my wedding, and she really helped me make sure that everything went well. Our wedding was small (80 guests) and was held on a family property - so we needed a lot of help because we had to find and coordinate all of our own vendors. Samantha's services definitely made everything run more smoothly.

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    Thank you so much Johanna for your thoughtful review! It was my pleasure to help you ensure that everything run smoothly on your wedding day! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to be your wedding planner and to get to know you and your family and friends!

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Samantha is a phenomenal individual and so wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to contact our vendors and ensure our wedding day timeline was perfect. We are so happy we found her and trusted her to handle all of our wedding day details. She handled the task effortlessly. We truly appreciate what she did for us and believe our day would not have been as flawless as it was without her . Thank you Samantha, you are the best . Katie and Cory

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    Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! I am so glad that I was able to take some stress off of you before your wedding day! It was my pleasure being your wedding planner, I loved working with you and Cory!

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